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ARRIVAL OF THE ASTEROPE
The Evening Post August 7th 1866

The well known Wellington trader Asterope, under the command of Captain Stuart, arrived in harbour this afternoon from London, after a very rapid passage of 85 days. She left Gravesend on May 12th, and had light variable North winds to the equator, which she crossed on June 13th. Throughout the remainder of the passage she had steady S E trades and favourable winds until sighting Tasmania, July 29th. Since that date she has experienced light baffling winds. Captain Stuart has under his charge 3 saloon and 10 fore-cabin passengers.

ARRIVAL OF THE ASTEROPE
The Wellington Independent August 9th 1866

The fine clipper ship Asterope, Capt. Stuart, arrived in horbour on Tuesday, after a rapid passage.  We extract the following from our old friend Captain Stuart's report:- On Saturday, 12th May, 1866, at 11 am, the Asterope sailed from Gravesend; passed the Lizard Point on May 16th; experienced light variable northerly winds to the equator, which was crossed on June 13th in longitude 28.00 west, after which she had steady south-east trades, and passed the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope on 3rd July; Kerguelan's Land on the 14th July; sighted Tasmania 29th July, after which experienced three days' baffling and south-east winds, in sight of the island; sighted Cape Farewell on Monday, making a fine passage of 84 days from land to land , or 85 days from London to Wellington, where we anchored at 2 pm yesterday. The Asterope brings 13 passengers - 3 chief, 2 second, and 8 steerage, all well. She also brings a large general cargo, consigned to Messrs Levin & Co.

ASTEROPE
The Wellington Independent August 9th 1866

The ship Asterope, Capt. Stuart, was hauled alonmgside the Queen's Wharf, yesterday evening, taking up the Chillingham's berth. It is anticipated that she will discharge her cargo in about three weeks, when it is though probable she will be despatched to Newcastle for a cargo of coals.

DISCHARGE OF THE ASTEROPE
The Wellington Independent August 25th 1866

The Asterope is now two-thirds discharged. As the idea of sending her to Newcastle is abandoned, she will be the first wool ship, and will consequently meet with quick despatch when the season commences.